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  1. As international travel and investment is on hold until the Covid-19 crisis passes, property companies are looking for what is going to happen when markets, hopefully, bounce back.Wealthy Chinese have long been reliable investors in the market, and looked to the UK, specifically London, as a stable and reliable point for investment.London was the top destination for Asian outbound capital in 2018, according to last year’s report from commercial real estate services firm CBRE.In 2018, 18 per…
  2. China is embracing springtime, as the Covid-19 outbreak continues to slow. On Thursday, March 26, China reported no new cases of domestic coronavirus infections for the first time since the outbreak began, and recent new cases have mostly come from overseas, signalling that the worst has passed for now.But as more residents go outside and resume activities, a term that’s been discussed frequently in the media is coming to the fore, “revenge spending”. The phrase describes how shopping-starved…
  3. Just like the rest of us, luxury brands are feeling the effects of the coronavirus pandemic with many of their stores closed around the world. But they have also been generous in their contributions towards the fight against the virus. Luxury brands leapt into the fray early, donating to efforts to contain and treat the virus when it first emerged in China.Now that the panic over the virus’s spread has gone global, to the places where many of these brands are based, the number of brands…
  4. As the world grapples with the dreaded coronavirus outbreak, celebrities worldwide such as Hilary Duff and Pink are taking the initiative to urge people to isolate themselves and stay at home.For the fashion world, staying at home doesn’t mean staying out of touch.While fabulous parties have been put on hold, why not take the time to really upgrade your fashion arsenal, from knowledge to wardrobe?To start with, STYLE’s YouTube channel houses the latest fashion shows, so be sure to subscribe and…
  5. The coronavirus has already taken away our chill, but thankfully we still have Netflix to see us through this pandemic. Fans of K-Drama have plenty to binge on, including Itaewon Class, the new hot series to follow the popular series Crash Landing on You. But the show isn’t renowned for just the plots; luxury watches and jewellery worn by characters in Itaewon Class have sparked fans’ interest as well. Let’s take a look at the best designs we spotted on the show.Why BTS and other K-pop bands…
  6. The world of high jewellery is a privilege which only some connoisseurs get to enjoy. You can buy some of the most precious jewellery pieces from the fanciest boutiques across the world, but an opportunity to delve deeper into the origins of these jewels and their craftsmanship is rare.To fill this gap between appreciation and education, Van Cleef & Arpels set up the L’École School of Jewelry Arts in Paris in 2012. In less than a decade, L’École has welcomed more than 30,000 students from 50…
  7. Who says accessorising is difficult to do in summer? Winter styles can easily accommodate maximalist layers or the textural play of leathers and warm wool, but summer isn’t so bad. Take one look at the Hermès Objets spring/summer 2020 collection and you’ll be converted.Chanel, Hermés or Miu Miu? STYLE’s 5 hottest handbags for springThe Hermès women’s universe always comes out strong with their bags. Artistic director of womenswear, Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski, carries the Birkin baton into the new…
  8. The Philippines has a long history as a commercial hub in the Asian region. From the 15th century to 17th century in Southeast Asia, known as the “Age of Commerce”, the country played a role in the region’s emerging seaborne trade. In the last few decades, the Philippines has steadily grown again as a flourishing trade partner in the region. Here are five of the Philippines richest people who have helped shape the country’s current economic landscape.The Sy family Net worth: US$17.2 billion…
  9. Fashion and accessories favoured by Korean actors and actresses both on and off screen often become hit, must-have items among fans. Here, we take style cues from top Korean stars and check out what timepieces they’ve been spotted wearing on and off the screen.Song Joong-kiThe Descendants of the Sun actor played a South Korean special forces operative in the series. His character Yoo Si-jin wore Breitling’s Navitmer with his army uniform.When secret watches meet high-end jewellerySong Hye…
  10. As summer beckons, it makes sense that the sunglasses collection to keep an eye on is one produced by two very different lens experts. Mykita eyewear and Leica Camera have come together for a debut sunglasses collection.The elegant designs of the new range combine Mykita’s precision engineering with Leica’s lenses, which are of optical grade. The sunglasses echo the design of Leica’s cameras.We review the Leica SL2 – the next-gen, full-frame mirrorless DSLRThey are made from stainless steel or…